Seminar recording – What all staff should know about Selective Mutism: A 45-min staff in-service

Once payment has been received you will be sent a link to watch the recording. Links remain active for a 4-week period.




This is a 45-minute recording of a seminar provided by Elizabeth Woodcock, Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic, to educate all staff at a school or preschool about how to manage children with selective mutism.

This seminar recording is for learning support teams, principals, school psychologists and preschool directors who have a child with selective mutism at their preschool, primary school or high school, and would like to know the best approach to educating all school staff about this relatively unknown condition. This is not a comprehensive school treatment approach (as covered in our 3-hour seminars/webinars for classroom teachers), but strategies for all staff at a school to prevent worsening of the mutism and to allow the best environment for children with selective mutism to thrive.


Topics that are covered in the seminar:

  1. What is Selective Mutism
  2. Understanding Selective Mutism as an anxiety disorder
  3. Do’s and don’ts of how to manage children with selective mutism
  4. Factors that affect the child’s ability to communicate
  5. Common issues and questions


The seminar is recommended for:

  1. Primary, high school, and preschool management staff who would like to educate all staff at their school about how to talk to and manage a child  selective mutism.
  2. School psychologists or learning support staff who wish to do the same as above.
  3. Please note, that the seminar in this recording does not cover comprehensive school treatment strategies for children with selective mutism (as covered in our 3-hour seminars). This seminar is about educating all school staff about this condition.


About the presenter:

Dr Elizabeth Woodcock is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Selective Mutism Clinic and also MindBox Psychology in Sydney. She has a Masters of Clinical Psychology and PhD from the University of NSW with over 20 years’ experience in treating child and adult mental health issues across both private practice and the public sector in research and clinical settings.

Elizabeth has a special interest in treatment of Selective Mutism and has seen or supervised close to 1000 cases of Selective Mutism in clients ranging from late 2’s to adulthood. She is first author of the chapter ‘Treatment Programmes for Children with Selective Mutism’ in the book ‘Innovations and Advances in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ edited by D. Einstein (2007). Elizabeth runs a series of training webinars about Selective Mutism each year to suit a range of audiences, including teachers, parents, speech pathologists, and psychologists.


The DVD and recording runs for 45 minutes and is designed to play to all staff at an inservice meeting to provide education to all staff about the Do’s and Don’ts of managing selective mutism. 


The price for a 4-week access to the online recording of this webinar is $80. Once payment has been received, you will be sent a link for one organiser licence, allowing attendees to watch the recording with the organiser. The link remains active for a 4-week period. Please allow up to 24 business hours for details of the access to be emailed to you.  If you would prefer to pay over the phone or have an invoice emailed to you, please call our reception on (02) 9438 2511 or email the clinic.  

Other options

We are not likely to run this seminar again as it is now available to purchase on a DVD, USB, or an online recording .

To purchase this seminar on a USB click here.
To purchase this seminar on a DVD click here.

If you are interested in a 3-hour seminar/webinar with in-depth information about how to treat selective mutism at school, then see the information here about our 3-hour evening seminars.